Halloween will be here before you know it. So if you haven’t already carved a Jack-o’-lantern or two, what are you waiting for? Just remember, when you scoop out the pulp, save those seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are particularly good for men because zinc, one of their major nutrients, is crucial for prostate health. A deficiency of zinc can also prompt body odor, so start munching on pumpkin seeds, which provide a good, concentrated source of the mineral.
An old Russian folk remedy calls on pumpkin seed “tea” to relieve inflammation of the bladder and prostate. To make it, simmer ½ cup of whole (not shelled) pumpkin seeds in 1 quart of water for 20 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature, and pour it into a wide-mouthed jar with a tight-fitting lid. Do not strain out the seeds; just let them settle to the bottom of the jar. Stir thoroughly before using the potion. Drink 6 to 8 ounces three times a day, or as needed to relieve pain. Note: This is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you suspect that you have either bladder or prostate problems, see your doctor immediately.
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